St William's Catholic Primary School

St William's Catholic Primary School
Young Street
West Yorkshire

01274 545743

Activities To Do At Home


Parents of children starting primary school in September can find some help and guidance here.



If you have access to the internet, here are some links you can use:


Places to Visit:

Local History Saltaire -

Harewood House, Leeds -

Science and Media Museum, Bradford -






Art Ideas to do at Home - Hello Artists


Activity and Learning websites

Here are some fantastic resources to keep you and the children busy! Simply copy and paste the links into your web browser.

Letterjoin- · Maths Shed- · Picture News · Purple Mash - · Spelling Shed- · Spellodrome- · Times Tables Rock Stars -

The websites below have creative ideas, educational, games and lots of activity ideas · Twinkl- Code: UKTWINKLHELPS for 1-month free resources · Learning and Exploring Through Play- · Primary resources - · Best Ideas for Kids- · Family Days Tried and Tested- · Arts and Culture- https://artsandculture.g


Early Years

Audible – Free while schools are closed for kids to listen to stories.

Imagination Tree- CBeebies- CBeebies Radio- Messy Little Monster - Preschool Inspirations - Teach Preschool- Red Ted Art- Music with Nancy-



The maths factor by Carol Vorderman is free of charge until schools open and is targeted for children aged 4-11 years old.

Audible – Free while schools are closed for kids to listen to stories.

Activity Village -

BBC Bitesize-

British Council-

Children’s University of Manchester - Mystery Science- Nature Detectives- National Geographic Kids- Oxford Owl for Home- Scouts- Scholastic- Ted Ed- The Kids Should See This- Vooks-

Build a fort
Write a story
Have a movie day
Put on a fashion show
Build an obstacle course
Make a treasure hunt
Put on a play
Have a dance party
Write a diary
Have a Tea Party
Play I Spy
Play Simon Says
Play Hide and Seek
Do a Puzzle
Play Hangman
Play Noughts and Crosses
Play Board Games
Play Card Games
Make Up Your Own Game
Make Paper Airplanes
Make Sponge Stamps
Make Vegetable Stamps
Make Your Own Bookmarks
Make a Bracelet
Make a Bird Feeder
Make a Scrapbook
Pain Leaves
Make a Collage
Colouring Books
Make a Super Hero Costume
Make Playdough - 
You will need
  • 8 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp table salt
  • 60ml warm water
  • food colouring
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil 


1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.

2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.

3. Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.

4. Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh.

Make Slime - 
STEP 1: Measure 1/2 cup for PVA washable school glue into a bowl. Mix with 1/2 cup of water. STEP 2: Stir in 1/4 tsp of baking soda (can use 1/2 tsp for thicker slime). STEP 3: Add food coloring, glitter, or confetti to this mixture and mix to incorporate everything.